I can't eat much pasta because I have to watch my carb intake, so I have become very creative with spaghetti squash. This is a delicious side dish that pairs well with any sort of roasted meat or steak. You can also make it into a main dish by adding leftover meat or Italian sausage and a little mozzarella or Parmesan cheese. Another delicious choice would be to add sauteed shrimp, steamed broccoli florets, or asparagus.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Place spaghetti squash, cut-side down, on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until skin can easily be pierced with a fork and spaghetti squash is tender, 45 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest until cool enough to handle. Scrape out flesh with a fork and discard skins.

  • Toss baked, hot squash with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

70 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 5g; fat 5.4g; cholesterol 1.5mg; sodium 103.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2020
Although it took a little over an hour to be able to “easily pierce the skin”, it turned out GREAT!! I’ve never cooked it or had it before but even my picky eater husband likes it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2020
Although it took a little over an hour to be able to “easily pierce the skin”, it turned out GREAT!! I’ve never cooked it or had it before but even my picky eater husband likes it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2020
I love the flavors in this dish even though it's so simple! I added extra cheese on top and served it as written. My squash was done in 45 minutes. Read More
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